Family Calendar

To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: [email protected].

Saturday, Oct. 6
Eastview Lightning Dance Clinic for ages 4 to 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eastview High School. Registration: 10:15 a.m. Cost: $39 at the door. Information:

Community Wellness Day, noon to 3 p.m. at the Eagan Civic Arena, 3870 Pilot Knob Road. This all-ages event provides information on health, safety, environmental, and financial awareness. Features door prizes and family entertainment. Free. Information: Dr. Barb Kaiser at (651) 757-5096.

Sunday, Oct. 7
Organic Valley’s “Generation Organic” Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville. Meet young organic farmers, sample grilled cheese sandwiches and milk. Children’s activities, too. Free.

Spaghetti dinner and bake sale by the Apple Valley High School fall dance team from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Apple Valley American Legion. Tickets are $6 at the door. Dinner includes pasta, bread, salad, and a beverage.

Monday, Oct. 8
Lakeville Area Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., Main Street Manor, 8725 209th St., Lakeville. Barbara Sautner will speak about bearded irises. Information: Lori at (612) 968-4953.

Thursday, Oct. 11
How to Get Into College, Pay for It – Without Unmanageable Debt, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. Cost: $19 per person or $29 per pair. Registration required. Contact: ISD 191 Community Education, (952) 707-4150.

Legislative listening session with state Rep. Diane Anderson of House District 51A (Eagan and Burnsville) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 201 of Rasmussen College, 3500 Federal Drive, Eagan. Discuss issues about the cost of attending college, how you are paying for college, ways to make college more accessible, and your outlook on the job market in Minnesota. Refreshments served.

The John Witherspoon Chapter NSDAR will meet at 7 p.m. at Riverside Reformed Church, Bloomington. The program will be about quilts. Information: Fran at (952) 884-5977 or [email protected].

Friday, Oct. 12
Document Shredding Event, 10 a.m. to noon, Burnsville Senior Center, 296 W. Burnsville Parkway. Free. Information: Home Instead Senior Care, (952) 882-9300.

Saturday, Oct. 13
Ebenezer Ridges 5K Fun Run/Walk, 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville. 8:30 a.m. check-in, 9:30 a.m. race. Information: (952) 898-8400.

Run with Me 1 Mile and 5K Family Run/Walk, 9 a.m. to noon, Shannon Park Elementary School. Cost: $30 per family, $15 for additional team member. Includes refreshments, family activities, and a Health Expo. Information:

Single Moms Oil Change, 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at Spirit of Joy Christian Church, 7570 210th St. W., Lakeville. Free.

Eagan Fire Prevention open house, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fire Safety Center, 1101 Station Trail (Yankee Doodle and Wescott Woodlands roads). Live demonstrations. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages available for purchase. Information: (651) 675-5900,

Sons of Norway South of the River open house at 7 p.m. at the Lakeville Heritage Center. Information: Polly at (612) 419-1789 or [email protected].

Sunday, Oct. 14
Free practice ACT test, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sylvan Learning, 170 Cobblestone Lane, Burnsville. Bring a calculator. Reservations: (952) 435-6603. To receive test results, parents must be present at a follow-up appointment.

Blood drives
The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.
• Oct. 5, noon to 6 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9600 163rd St. W., Lakeville.
• Oct. 9, 1 to 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave., Rosemount.
• Oct. 9, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Crossroads Church, 17671 Glacier Way, Lakeville.
• Oct. 11, 1 to 6 p.m., Mt. Olivet Assembly of God Church, 14201 Cedar Ave. S., Apple Valley.
• Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 E. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Oct. 12, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• Oct. 13, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.

Memorial Blood Centers will hold the following blood drive. For more information, call 888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit
• Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Ave., Lakeville.